Serengeti safari tour
Serengeti safari tour takes you to the northern part of Tanzania where you will explore the vast savannah plains in search of the numerous wildlife species.
This national park is among the famous wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. Many tourists visit Serengeti national park to engage in wildlife safaris across the savannah plains and woodlands.
The wildebeest migration is also part of the attractions that can be seen during safaris in Serengeti national park. The wildebeest migration is the movement of over 2 million wildebeests across the savannah.
Another attraction in Serengeti national park is its wildlife species including the big 5 which are sought after by people on safari. the big include elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalos and leopards.
Wildlife species which can be seen during Serengeti safari tours include elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, kudu, zebras, hartebeests, hyenas, cheetahs among others.
Serengeti national park is the oldest national parks of Tanzania and it covers about 14750 square kilometers. The national park consists of endless savannah plains, woodlands, riverine forest and also rock outcrops (kopjes).
During Serengeti safari tours, you can visit the different parts of the national park as you search for the various wildlife species. Serengeti national park consists of the northern region, southern region, central and western regions.
When to go to Serengeti national park
Serengeti safari tours can be carried out at any time of the year during a holiday in Tanzania. To be able to watch the wildebeest migration, you can visit Serengeti national park at certain months of the year depending on the movement of the wildebeest herds.
December to March is a good time to catch the calving season in the wildebeest migration. Around February, the calving season is at its peak when over 8000 calves are born daily around the Ndutu plains. The Ndutu area is found between the southern part of Serengeti national park and the Ngorongoro conservation area. You can also enjoy seeing lions, leopards and also cheetahs during the calving season as the predators wait to prey on the wildebeests as they graze in the short grass plains. Other resident wildlife species can also be seen around the Ndutu area during safaris.
In April and May, the wildebeests can be seen around the central part of Serengeti national park which is also referred to as the Seronera area. The central part of Serengeti is also the most visited part of the national park.
June to August is also a good time to visit Serengeti national park and the wildebeest migration can be seen in the western part of the national park. The river crossings also take place during the month of July across the Grumeti river and the wildebeests also cross the Mara river.
The best time for wildlife viewing cross the various destinations in Tanzania including Serengeti national park is the dry season from June to October when during a safari wildlife species can also be spotted around water holes. For bird watching the best time to visit the national park is from November to April.
Serengeti safari tours involve engaging in a variety of activities such as game drives, walking safaris, bird watching and also hot air balloon safaris.
Game drives are carried out at different times of day including in the morning and also in the afternoon and involve exploring the savannah plains in search of wildlife species like the big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos). This is the most common safari activity done during safaris around Tanzania.
During a Serengeti safari tour, you can also engage in a hot air balloon safari over the endless savannah plains of Serengeti national park and enjoy an aerial view of the attractions in the national park. This hot air balloon ride can last about 1 hour and is done in the different parts of Serengeti. The activity starts with pick up from your lodge as early as 5:00 am, a short briefing and followed by the actual balloon ride and ends with breakfast and champagne in the savannah plains.
Walking safaris are also carried out in the company of a ranger guide around the surroundings of the national park. This activity gives you an opportunity to experience the national park from a closer view as you walk around the grass plains with a ranger guide in Serengeti national park. The nature walks can be done in the morning or later in the evening and on some walks wildlife species can be seen such as zebras, giraffes, elephants, impalas, gazelles among others.
During your safari around Serengeti national park, you can access the national park by flight or by driving from Arusha. There are different airstrips you can fly to during your safari to the national park and these include Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Kirawira airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Ndutu airstrip, Grumeti airstrip among others.
When getting to Tanzania if you are visiting the destinations in the northern part of Tanzania like Serengeti national park, the Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara national park or Tarangire national park you can fly into Kilimanjaro international airport.
To be allowed access to the national park, you are required to pay park entrance fees which vary for nonresidents, foreign residents and also for East Africans. The entrance fee for nonresidents on safari in Serengeti n
ational park is 82.6 USD in the peak season and 71 USD in the low season. Children below the age of 5 years are not charged park entrance fee for Serengeti national park.
You can choose to stay in luxury lodges, budget lodges or midrange lodges during your Serengeti safari tour. Some of the lodges follow the movement of the wildebeest herds around Serengeti national park and this makes it easier to see the herds of wildebeests even from the comfort of your lodge.
Book a Serengeti safari tour with us and enjoy seeing the world’s largest wildlife migration and many other wildlife species during your stay in the northern part of Tanzania.